“If all you have is a hammer…” From MobileSparks 2015

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

Law of the instrument
(Narrated by Sahil Kini of Aspada at MobileSparks 2015)

MobileSparks is YourStory’s conference on mobile. The 2015 edition happened in Bengaluru on August 7th and 8th. Yours truly attended this conference.

I would like to share some quips I picked up during the event. I have created the following from my notes. The words may not be the exact ones uttered by the attributed persons. But I think I have succeeded in retaining the spirit.

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I participated in Canon Photmarathon 2014 and didn’t win

It was my first time attending a time bound photography spot event. It makes you feel the pressure when big things are at stake. In this case, the prizes at offer were phenomenal.

There were two themes given during the day in two session. First one was “Tranquility”. I had two images to choose from for the submission.

canon photo marathon 2014 submission 1 theme tranquility

Second theme was “Chaos”.
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Reality Check

The first post in antzFxWay was published on May 2008. It’s been 6 years since we have been making our presence in the web.

Our own voice

Initially, it was antzfx‘s effort that ran the blog. 6 months down the line, fullfx – me, realized that I can contribute too to the blog in a meaningful way. Since then, between us, we have published 182 posts in total.

New Friends

We have met new people, made new friends, interacted with masters in their respective field during these years. It has been exciting and most rewarding to us.

Reach

antzfxway analytics

For all the effort that was put into making new content, it is disconcerting to see the response being somewhat lukewarm. The Bounce rate is alarming. So is Avg. Session Duration. So is every other metric.
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Akosoto.com — Your Child’s Friend

Akosoto Logo

Akosoto.com is a place where nursery rhymes, songs, riddles, games, do it yourself toys, illustrated stories… are compiled in the Malayalam language. This is a new venture from antzFx.com. Let us try to know more about the website.

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My Tweets in August, September, 2011

munna on the run

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My Tweets in July 2011

vw-light-painting

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Ripples 2011 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

“Ripples” is the annual design expo at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. It is a showcase of the innovative ideas that are conceived and actualized as products by the students of Product Design and Engineering, as part of their Masters in Design (M.Des.) program.

ripples invitation 2011

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Ripples 2011 is happening on 08th and 09th of July (Friday and Saturday).
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My Tweets in May, June, 2011

CEASER muppets

Inspiration

  • 8 ways to propose a girl with a guaranteed answer of “Yes!”. A lot of creativity & design thinking are involved in them. http://goo.gl/2hw98
  • Even if you’re a creative type, sometimes you just get stuck. This 2-minute video gives you 29 ways to get unstuck. http://vimeo.com/24302498

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How to stay away from ‘auto liking’ videos in FB

‘We are humans’

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Since we are humans, we may be tempted to click on a ‘fun’ video in Facebook that is liked by one of our friends. The moment you click on the ‘play’ button, you will be redirected to a website and then some scripts get executed.

The result? All your friends and the world will see that you liked the video. This leads to more clicks. In addition to this ‘auto liking,’ I strongly believe that these scripts may lift your personal data. So what can we do?
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My Tweets in March, April, 2011

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DarthVader_vs_Thor

Who is more powerful? Darth Vader or Thor? VW Passat came up with a video that shows a small boy dressed as Darth Vader who manages to start a car using the ‘force’ (How? See the video in the following link). Marvel Comics made a spoof of this for the promotion of the new film ‘Thor.’ I am not spoiling the plot, see the video.

  • I’m sure that you have seen and liked VW Passat ad (View: http://goo.gl/JXpbe). Now see ‘Little Thor’ by Marvel Comics. http://goo.gl/7oPlQ

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